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Silver Mountain Experience

| LLywernog Silver-Lead Mine, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth SY23 3AB, Wales
+44 1970 890620
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Lovely little place

We went to the silver mountain experience on a windy dull day, we figured it would pass some time... read more

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Really unimpressed

I had high hopes for this visit, however I cannot fathom the good reviews. It's some nice short... read more

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A choice of Actor-led Experiences: The Black Chasm Orcs, Goblins, Wraiths & other Myths. Wales' scariest underground adventure. This experience is not for the faint hearted! Not recommended for under 10's. A Dragon's Tale Why risk the nightmare of Black Chasm when you can join the search for Grotty, Silver Mountain's mystical, secretive and shy dragon. Our new for 2014 actor-led adventure for families. Suitable for children from the age of 4yrs. A Miner's Life This guided tour immerses you in the original and rare setting of the mine, both above and below ground and helps you to discover the fascinating facts of mining life in by-gone times as it would have been seen through the eyes of a miner. Family-active 4 new hands-on features including Shroomy Challenge, Shroomy Circle, Giant's Button Puzzle, Giant's Pan Pipes. Woo Hoo Wood Younger members of the family will delight in the magic of Woo Hoo Wood where they can find their way through the Tangle-Foot Maze, search for the answers to the Woo Hoo Quest, glimpse the Kindlings' Tree Village or try a spot of Den-building - with some help from the grown-ups too! Gem / Gold Panning* Next to the Silver River Water Play area you can try your hand at panning for gems or for 'gold'. One of our most popular activities this is totally absorbing for young and old! * Modest charges apply Silver River Play Area Even more for the kids and the young at heart to enjoy with the chance to safely dam and divert the water in the wooden channels or paddle in the stream and carry on with the dam-building theme! (Crocs/footwear advised for paddling). Mining Exhibition This indoor museum holds one of the finest collections of hard rock mining machinery, tools and ephemera in Wales, reflecting the story of silver-lead ore extraction in the Cambrian Mountains over many centuries. Coffee Shop Our cosy coffee shop offers fresh from-the-bean coffees, teas, delicious hot chocolate, cold drinks and ices, hot soup, paninis, toasties, sandwiches, cold snacks and tempting cakes & muffins. Gift Shop Provides the chance to browse a fascinating and colourful display of gemstone & mineral gifts plus plenty of fun items for the kids to choose from too.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good18%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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| LLywernog Silver-Lead Mine, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth SY23 3AB, Wales
+44 1970 890620
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to the silver mountain experience on a windy dull day, we figured it would pass some time, when we pulled up it didn't look like much but as you stepped inside there was friendly staff and a little shop selling lots of interesting...More

Thank Lynsey1235
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I had high hopes for this visit, however I cannot fathom the good reviews. It's some nice short trails and scenery and a bit of mining history but £43 for a family of four! Not a chance. Very amateurish set up and whilst pleasant is...More

Thank L226CTsimoned
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a great day out at the Silver Mountain Experience. My friends and their children had come to stay and we were hoping for a nice enough day to visit the beach, unfortunately this wasn't to be, but the Silver Mountain Experience saved the...More

Thank sophia d
Reviewed 4 days ago

We saw the advert for this place when we left the red kite feeding place about a mile down the road and decided to go. We were a party of 3 - me, my wife and my 11 year old son. It was a grey...More

5  Thank elcouncillore
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our 12 year old saw posters for this attraction at the railway and asked to go. We thought it would be a short visit and would then go elsewhere. Were we wrong! Arrived at 11.30 and were greeted by a really friendly and helpful young...More

Thank mearsfamily
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fantastic day here! Superb tour guides led us around the mining experience and the dark chasm! Excellent food and drink (try an americano coffee with turkish delight flavouring!!), amazing scenery, lovely gift shop with very reasonably priced gifts, clean toilets, happy and...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 1 week ago

we booked online and added a trip when we got there. Did the Miners's Trail and added the Dragon Tale trip when we got there. We loved it. Very good learning experience about the Mine. And fun for our 4 year old twins and 7...More

Thank BlueEmmaMac
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Your customer services is excellent. Following a recent visit that didn't live up to expectations, wasn't completely as described and felt it wasn't value for money, we emailed our concerns and recieved an immediate response, Lucy was nothing but helpful, professional and welcomed our feedback....More

Thank vickyjames4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a rainy day here with children finding the baby dragon who's name escapes me. The elf who led us on our adventure was VERY enthusiastic and had my daughters captivated. We were led around a large part of the site which meant we...More

Thank JTPMidlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our boys 7 & 3 on the dragon tour and they loved it, the elf we had (Snoldor?) Was fun and enthusiastic, can't comment on mining tour but we heard a lot of laughter coming from their direction, boys were excited to go...More

1  Thank Barry J
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August 14, 2017|
Response from BlueEmmaMac | Reviewed this property |
only to the main attraction, but not on the guided walks: there is more on the website
Jim W
April 18, 2017|
Response from BlueEmmaMac | Reviewed this property |
yes, website open now
Jim W
April 18, 2017|
Response from Simon P | Property representative |
Hello Jim, yes we are! The website is working too. Hope to see you soon. If you have any more problems please let us know. Best wishes Silver Mountain